Former US President George W Bush has made a major slip of the tongue by describing the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified”. He instantly corrected himself to say he meant to check with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Bush made this verbal fake pas whereas talking in Dallas, criticizing Russia’s political system.
“The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” Bush mentioned, earlier than correcting himself and shaking his head. “I mean, of Ukraine.”
He jokingly blamed the error on his age because the viewers burst into laughter.
In 2003, when Bush was president, the United States led an invasion of Iraq over weapons of mass destruction that have been by no means discovered. The extended battle killed lots of of 1000’s of individuals and displaced many extra.
Bush’s remarks rapidly went viral on social media, gathering over six million views on Twitter alone.
The 75-year-old ex-president additionally in contrast Ukrainian chief Volodymyr Zelenskiy to Britain’s wartime chief Winston Churchill, whereas condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching the invasion of Ukraine in February.